aim for the skies

“I hear wailing in the street,
They’re telling people ‘you better hide.’
We know that Clinton and Sanders
Were both at our sides as we cried.

Trump does discriminate,
Not between the sinners and the saints.
He hates and he hates and he hates
But we keep living anyway
And every picture we paint, we’ll paint him with all his mistakes.

Trump supporters aimed for the skies.
We might not be the first ones to die,
But we’re the ones who’ll pay for it.
We’ll survive but we’ll pay for it.

Now he’s the villain in our history,
They were too young and blind to see.
We’ve always known, we’ve always known
The world is wide enough to live and all be free.
The world is wide enough to love and all be free.

Churchill's love for Fascism

Just about the greatest myth peddled about Winston Churchill is that he led a great anti-fascist crusade against the Axis power during World War II - his finest hour. What utter baloney. The man welcomed the coming to power of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler - viewing them as valuable bulwarks against communism. Churchill only became ‘anti-fascist’ when he felt that the British empire was threatened by the expanding ambitions of these rivals. Defending British imperial interests, not fighting a democratic crusade against fascism, was his aim during World War II.

Previously, Churchill had praised Mussolini to the skies - the man could do no wrong. Il Duce had “rendered a service to the whole world” by showing the “way to combat subversive forces”. In fact, Churchill thought, Mussolini was the “Roman genius” - the “greatest lawgiver among men”. Speaking in Rome in 1927, he told Italy’s Fascist Party: “If I had been an Italian, I would have been entirely with you from the beginning to the end of your victorious struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism.”

He heaped similar praise upon Hitler too. After the Nazis came to power, Churchill proclaimed in a 1935 article that if Britain was defeated like Germany had been in 1918, he hoped “we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations”. While all manner of “formidable transformations” were occurring in Europe, Churchill continued, corporal Hitler was “fighting his long, wearing battle for the German heart” - the story of that struggle “cannot be read without admiration for the courage, the perseverance and the vital force which enabled him to challenge, defy, conciliate or overcome all the authorities or resistances which barred his path”. If only things had been different, Britain could have done a deal with fascist Italy and Germany against the common enemy - ie, ‘international Bolshevism’.

~Eddie Ford(weekly worker)

Depresyon veya salmışlık durumunda yanımda olan şarkıların hatırlanan kısmı;

Beth Hart - Caught Out In The Rain

Vaya Con Dios - Je L'aime Je L'aime

Estas Tonne - Bohemian Skies 

The Smiths - There is A Light That Never Goes out

Janis Joplin - Summertime

Muse - Muscle Museum

Radiohead - Videotape

Cem Adrian - Nereye Gidiyorsun

The Moody Blues - Melancholy Man

Deniz Tekin -  Bende Bi’ Problem Var

Dead Man’s Bones- Lose Your Soul

Peyk - Gidin

Adamlar - Şakacı Birisin Sen

Blonde RedHead - Falling Man

Phantoms and Friends - Old Man Canyon

Jay Jay Johanson - She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore


Nym - Et Moi

Undertow - Pain of Salvation

Oi Va Voi - Hora

Mazzy Star - Hair and Skin

Mazzy Star - Cry, Cry

Two Gallants - Threnody in Minor B

Erkan Oğur - Pencereden Kar Geliyor

Mad World - Gary Jules

James Blunt - Goodbye My Lover

Kaan Boşnak ft. Beatmucit Ceyhuni - İp Salla

Khaled Mouzanar -  Mreyte ya Mreyte

Siya Siyabend - Hayyam

Keaton Henson - Small Hands

Elliott Smith - Miss MIsery

Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

Angus and Julia Stone - Santa Monica Dream

Pilli Bebek - Fotoğraf

Müslüm Gürses - Küskünüm

The Smiths - Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

Okay, I’m giving myself ten minutes to type out a debriefing of the show last night. Then I have to work on this project for the next three hours and hope I get it done. Balls.


SO. Everything was a clusterfuck at first. From not getting the GPS to work, to not having the address, to getting lost, to going to the wrong fucking pizza place, to finally getting there late. Like, can I just tell you have irritated I was by the time we got there.

The first band we saw was Aim For the Skies? Idk but they came out to the Ed, Edd, and Eddy theme song and were accurately dressed like them. So much perfection I couldn’t handle it. They were pretty alright. 

The next band was Raindance. Hardcore. The singer guilted me into buying their vinyl for a reduced price after the show. It was alright, just not quite my cup of tea. Plus I got my boobs smashed hardcore by some dude who thought it would be cool to thrash on a bunch of girls. You come to expect it, but that doesn’t take away the ouch factor.

Citizen was good. Duh. Their onesies were fantastic. They’re one of those bands that I KNOW but don’t know the songs, you know? But I dug it a lot.

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR MIXTAPES. DO YOU KNOW HOW PSYCHED I WAS. I ended up getting dead center front, right in front of the bassist. Just… Let’s please appreciate how much I love this band for a second. I have only been listening to them since April, but they’ve affected me more in that small amount of time then most bands that I have listened to for years. That being said, you can imagine my fucking joy when Ryan took my request for them to play OrangeYellow. Yeah. Fucking yeah. They played so many good songs and we all went batshit. It was something to experience for sure. OH YEAH and when they all switched instruments to play Moonglow. That was aweosme. Not to mention that this was my first time seeing them and knowing all the words. IT FELT SO GOOD. They’re all such rad people, too. Oh, and just wait til I post photos of Maura’s costume omg. I just really love this band okay. So many things I could say.

THEN SUCH GOLD. I had been Ben Kotin spotting all night, okay, I’ll just admit it. So I’m sure you can envision me fangirling when he asked me to fill up his cup with water… Which I, of course, managed to fuck up. BUT IT’S OKAY. Anyway, Such Gold. Holy shit. It was so much fun. They played so many good thiiiiiiiiiiingssssss. They didn’t play Tell Yourself, which I was kind of upset about, but I could care less now. It was just so much fun and adrenaline boosting to yell everything right in Ben and Skylar’s faces. Everyone kind of took turns holding up Ben’s mic stand and flipping his mic up after it would fall, too. They just all seemed like they were genuinely having such a good time. Ben had to play guitar so their other guitarist could go home to the new house he bought with his wife/girlfriend/something or other, so it was cool that we got to experience that, too. And as soon as he said, “This song is called Sycamore,” shit hit the fan. Like literally. Ben’s stand got knocked over and I think he got hit in the face? Idek. It was just awesome. Afterwards, I went up to talk to Ben and thank him for a good show, and, of course, I had to be the annoying girl and get a photo with him. He thanked me for getting him water, too. LOLZ. But apparently I was blushing real hard and was all kinds of flustered. SORRY OK. haha. I also talked to Skylar after the show for a bit, and he’s a real cool dude. Keep on keepin’ on.

Even though everything that day sucked major ass (I ended up getting a ticket from parking in the wrong place, too, HA), the journey was worth it for Such Gold and Mixtapes. I am disappointed I didn’t get to try the pizza at Spinelli’s, but I guess that just means I’ll have to venture back there one day. WOOOO